The Professionals

Look After Annie - S1-E12

Trivia: If the 'stock footage' of crowds and rioters looks like it has been simply 'dropped in' from another movie, that is because it was. It was footage taken from the 1971 movie "All Coppers Are."

Everest Was Also Conquered - S1-E8

Trivia: When Bodie and Doyle chase Goodman from the kennels, the assassin puts a bullet into the Capri's tyres. Apparently this wasn't in the script but written in later as the car suffered a genuine blow-out when filming the scene, causing stuntman Peter Brayham to nearly crash.

Heroes - S1-E5

Trivia: According to the credits, this episode was written by a "James McAteer". However,"James McAteer" is actually a pseudonym for well-known TV scriptwriter P J Hammond (who, amongst many other things, created and wrote the strange sci-fi series "Sapphire and Steel"). Apparently Hammond did not care for certain "alterations" made to his script (rewrites by the Series' creator Brian Clemens) and asked that his name be removed from it.

Private Madness, Public Danger - S1-E1

Trivia: "Private Madness Public Danger" was the first ever episode of the Professionals to be broadcast. However, it was the sixth episode to be made, and was originally to have been the SECOND episode to be broadcast. Throughout the entire six year life of the series (December 1977 to February 1983) the order the episodes were made bore little resemblance to when they were first shown. Some episodes were left "on the shelf" for up to two years before being shown.

Private Madness, Public Danger - S1-E1

Trivia: This, the first ever episode of the series, was first broadcast on ITV on December 30th 1977. It was repeated on ITV in 1979. Some time after this, a cut was made, which has endured on all subsequent UK TV transmissions: Just prior to the title sequence, we see Nesbitt hand Susan some drugs. In the original broadcast we then see Susan tightening her belt around her arm. Using Nesbitt's cigarette lighter to sterilise a needle, she then "shoots up" (injects the drugs in her arm). The excision may have come about because of a tightening up of censorship rules by the Independent Broadcasting Authority about the explicit use of illegal drugs on TV. However, the missing segment has been restored for the 2002 DVD release.

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Answer: It's similar, but not the same, particularly the neck and sleeves are quite different.

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